How to File a Complaint

REALTORS® are different from non-member licensees in that they voluntarily subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics. If you believe that a REALTOR® has violated one or more Articles of the Code of Ethics, you can file an ethics complaint alleging a violation(s) with the Clinton County Board of REALTORS®. In addition, REALTORS® agree as a condition of membership to arbitrate contractual disputes and specific non-contractual disputes as provided for in Article 17 of the NAR Code of Ethics.

Below are several resources to help you understand what filing and processing an ethics complaint and arbitration request entails, and the general process you can expect when filing an ethics complaint or arbitration request with a local association of REALTORS®. Check with the local association of REALTORS® to ensure you have the proper forms required by that association.

New York State Association of REALTORS® Professional Standards

Code of Ethics

Before You File an Ethics Complaint

Initiating an Ethics Hearing

Ethics Complaint Form


Arbitration Complaint Form A-1

Arbitration Complaint Form A-2

If you have any questions or comments you can contact us
Or call our office 518-561-8777

National Association of Realtors

New York State Association of Realtors

NYSAR Member Perk - Retirement Planning

Market Report


Clinton County Board of REALTORS®, Inc.

Michael Coughlin, Association Executive


Administrative Assistant


Phone: 518-561-8777

FAX: 518-561-0107

Address: 6 Pond Street Suite 2

Plattsburgh, NY 12901

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